Lesser Seattle and Other Thoughts

I grew up reading Emmett Watson (a key part of Seattle’s literary history), and decided to¬†revisit some of his writings. Currently, I’m working my way through Emmett Watson: “My Life In Print”¬†(affiliate link). This book has a whole section about his, somewhat tongue-in-cheek writings about a somewhat fictional organization: the Society for Lesser Seattle. The Read More …

Some changes in Everett

A few months ago (well, maybe a bit longer) Everett’s Trinity Lutheran College folded up shop. We have a new tenant moving into their old space: Funko, formerly of Lynnwood.   Looks like they’re taking the whole building, which, if true, will be great both for Funko and Everett.  That’ll be a boon for the local Read More …

My curiosities, buildings, real estate and Everett

I noticed a classic older building in downtown Everett the other day. The building doesn’t look bad at all, but it’s completely vacant; not even the storefront spaces are occupied. These are things that capture my attention. I’m pulling a blog post together about this particular property, as it’s pretty interesting. Well, to me, at Read More …

High density, population growth, economics and Seattle area development

Working in construction, I think about development a lot. Things like density, traffic, quality of life, and affordability. And my personal interests add concerns about bicycle friendliness, walk-ability, accessibility, with sustainability.  The issue of density has come up a bit lately.  We like our single family homes. Yet it’s not the most stable model. First, Read More …

New Construction In Lynnwood

I noticed a Proposed Land Use sign a few days ago here just north of Highway 99 & 176th in Lynnwood. Looks like NW Motor Sports is planning on moving there, or expanding their operations there. It’ll blend right in with the other car lots around there. It will be nice for the land to Read More …

Observed changes in #Lynnwood

Yesterday I noticed that demolition started on the old Taco Bell just east of Highway 99 on 196th. It’s last incarnation: another taco place, this one of similar quality to the great taco trucks. Many memories, but the building’s neglect finally won. We’re getting a CVS pharmacy, which surely shall add delight to an already Read More …

Some significant changes in Lynnwood

My town has seen some rapid changes these last few months. Several major projects are in process, both public and private. These are bringing much needed growth to the area. Costco’s long delayed new store on the old Lynnwood high school site finally launched; moving really fast. I’m glad the City is being thoughtful with Read More …

Some thoughts on Lynnwood

I noticed that the House of Rock restaurant going into the old Celtic Bayou space changed names. What does that means for a business that hasn’t opened its doors yet?  Perhaps there’s some uncertainty about their vision. To me, I worry that they’re more focused on their name and signage than on getting the doors Read More …